WIDECAST AGM 2017

Conference Abstracts 2017

Dunbar, S. G. Individual Recognition through Face Scale Digitization and Automated Searching.

Dunbar, S. G., Baumbach, D. S. There’s an App for That! RASTR (Records Assistant for Sea Turtle Researchers) .

Conference Pictures

     
  Sabine and Dunbar Garmabi sign
  Conference organizer and friend, Sabine Berendse and Stephen Dunbar chat about turtle research in both Curaçao and Honduras during the AGM. Entry gate to the CARMABI Turtle Education Center.
     
  Ard Vreugdenhil and Steve Dunbar Steve Dunbar Carmabi 2017
  Ard Vreugdenhil and Steve pose in front of one of Ard's amazing turtle photographs. Steve was surprised to find his poster on nesting beach plastic pollution displayed in the CARMABI Turtle Education Center.
     
  Sea turtle Poster Karen Eckert
  One of the information boards on sea turtles displayed at the Education Center. Dr. Karen Eckert talks in front of another beautifully designed information board.
     
  Hawksbill Papier Mache Leatherback Papier Mache
  Life-size paper mache model of hawksbill turtle. Another amazing paper mache model of a leatherback turtle.
     
  Kate Charles and Katharine Hart Michael Hiwat
  Kate Charles and Katharine Hart enjoy a walk near the turtle sightings area. Michael Hiwat from WWF Suriname enjoys a ginger ale on the walk to spot turtles in the inlet.
     
  Claire Saladin and Steve Dunbar  
  Veterinarian Claire Saladin from St. Martin, and Steve pause at the turtle sightings area  
     

 

37th ISTS

Conference Abstracts 2017

Dunbar, S. G., Bonardelli, J., Manzano, E., De La Garza, R., Estevez, D., and Salinas, L. Beta testing Nesting Safe – new Technology for nest finding and environmental temperature monitoring. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Dunbar, S. G., Baumbach, D. S., Wright, M. K., Hayes, C. T., Holmberg, J., Crall, and J. P., Stewart, C. V. HotSpotter: less manipulating, more learning, and better vision for turtle photo identification. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Salinas, L. and Dunbar, S. G. Mapping the goods: Using the TURT smartphone application to record hawksbill product use. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Duran, N., Salinas, L., and Dunbar, S. G. The fishers know: using local experience to collect data on a poorly known sea turtle population. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Baumbach, D. S., Wright, M. K., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S. G. Area abundance of hawksbill prey items within the Sandy Bay West End Marine Reserve, Roatán, Honduras. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Baumbach, D. S, Anger, E., and Dunbar, S. G. The development of local and global citizen-science sea turtle monitoring. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Hayes, C. T., Baumbach, D. S., Juma, D., and Dunbar, S. G. Does recreational diving impact hawksbill sea turtle foraging behavior? Results from a marine protected area, Honduras. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

Wright, M., Baumbach, D. S., Trujillo, D., Cruz LeDuc, J., Salinas, L., Dunbar, S. G. Quantification and impacts of nautical traffic on hawksbill presence in a Honduran marine protected area: a progress report. Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 16 – 20, April, 2017, Las Vegas, USA. PDF here.

 

Conference Pictures

  Jillian Hudgins Presentation Cheryl King
  Jill Hudgins presenting at the Photo ID Workshop during the 37th ISTS. Cheryl King presenting at the Photo ID Workshop during the 37th ISTS.
     
  Saki Drew Blount
  Saki presenting at the Photo ID Workshop during the 37th ISTS. Drew Blount presenting at the Photo ID Workshop during the37th ISTS.
     
  Katia Ballorain Stephen Dunbar Photo ID
  Katia Ballorain presenting at the Photo ID Workshop during the 37th ISTS. Stephen Dunbar presenting ProTECTORs work on facial recognition during the Photo ID Workshop at the 37th ISTS.
     
  Jillian Hudgins and Claire Jean Photo ID Group
  Jill Hudgins and Claire Jean listening to work by Katia Ballorain on Photo ID of sea turtles. Photo ID workshop attendees break into groups to discuss ways to collaborate on photo ID.
     
  Photo ID Group Discussion 2 Photo ID Group Photo
  Steve leading a different discussion group during the Photo ID workshop. After the workshop the Photo ID attendees took a group photo.
     
  Jeanette Wyneken ProTECTOR Inc. Group
  Jeannette Wyneken discussing temperature dependent sex determination in hatchling sea turtles. ProTECTOR attendees take a group photo at the 37th ISTS.
     
  Nakotah LaRance Peter Pritchard
  Indian hoop dancing was one of entertainment sights during the opening ceremony of ISTS. Peter Pritchard and his aid being recognized during the opening ceremony.
     
  Dave Owens Citizen Science Chairs
  Dave Owens presenting his research. Stephen Dunbar, Catherine Bell, and Dustin Baumbach moderating presentations during the Citizen-Science Workshop.
     
  Claire Jean Cassandra Davis
  Claire Jean presenting her citizen-science work with TOORSI. Cassandra Davis presenting her work on citizen-science sea turtle data logging.
     
  Marsha Wright Kamla Aristide
  ProTECTOR student, Marsha Wright, presenting work conducted by Noemi Duran on "The Fishers Know Best". Takoukam Kamla Aristide presenting his work on the creation of a sea turtle data logging app.
     
  Dustin Baumbach Christian Hayes
  ProTECTORs Dustin Baumbach presenting his work on the creation of a citizen-sicnece sea turtle sightings app. Former ProTECTOR student, Christian Hayes, presenting his work on the diver interactions with hawksbill sea turtles.
     
  Lidia Salinas Stephen Dunbar and John Bonardeli
  ProTECTOR country director, Lidia Salinas, presenting her work about using the TURT app to record sea turtle products in Honduras. Steve and Jon presenting on the use of a new kind of temperature logger to record nest temperature data.
     
  Stephen Dunbar and John Bonardeli Stephen Dunbar Poster
  Steve and Jon during their nest temperature presentation. Steve standing in front of his Photo ID poster during the poster session.
     
  ProTECTOR and Friends Marsha Wright and horse
  Steve along with his colleagues and students at a Thai restaurant for during after the first day of the conference. Marsha Wright standing next to a conversation piece after the speeding talking session with the experts.
     
  Lidia and Sabine Baumbach Rabbit Ears
  Lidia and Sabine at the auction with Marsha and Dustin over their shoulders. Dustin and other students picked at a game during the auction and made to wear rabbit ears.
     
  George Balazs and Stephen Dunbar Stephen Dunbar and Tiwari
  Steve and George during the auction. Steve and Tiwari.
     
  ProTECTOR Inc. Group Photo 1 ProTECTOR Inc. Group Photo 2
  A ProTECTOR group photo at the ISTS banner. Another ProTECTOR group photo at the ISTS banner.
     
  ProTECTOR Inc. Group Photo 3 Aliki and Dunbar
  ProTECTOR is a strong group of individuals, being able to lift heavy sea turtles. Steve and Aliki during the closing banquet.
     
  Dunbar and Fraggi Lucy Brown and Stephen Dunbar
  Steve and Fraggi take a photo together during the closing banquet. Lucy and Steve take a photo together during the closing banquet.
     
  Stephen Dunbar, Sabrina Mashburn and Jessie Itzel, Dunbar, and Adriana
  Steve, Sabrina, and Jessie during the closing banquet. Itzel, Steve, and Adriana take a photo together to make the close of another ISTS.
     

Conference Keynote Abstract 2017

Dunbar, S. G. and Baumbach, D. S. Emerging technologies for marine species research and conservation. Clyto Marione Science Research and Technology Conference, 23 May, 2017. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PDF here.

Conference Pictures

     
  Chansue Group Clyto 2017 Ranjeet Bhagooli Clyto 2017
     
     
  Clyto 2017 Kuala Lumpur Daisuke Uemura Clyto 2017
     
     
  Katherine Kennedy Clyto 2017 Students Poster Clyto 2017
     
     
  Geo Guy Thomas Clyto 2017 Conference group Clyto 2017
     
     
     
     
     

 


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